We Exist As Moments I


  • Size: 36 x 48.25 in.
  • Mixed media on a deep canvas (acrylics, watercolours, pastels and gold leaf)
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“We Exist as Moments I” (2019) by Magdalena Morey

“Who we are, how we behave and interact with the world depends on a fantastically complex set of variables. Intertwining as we hurtle through time. What we tend to remember is not the smooth continuum of time stretched out behind us, but short, vivid glimpses, snapshots of experiences.”

Magdalena’s figuratives

With her figuratives, Magdalena focusses on the representation of the feminine form. These works are not intended to be self-portraits, yet are more an expression of her own internal states of being. As each work develops somewhat akin to participating in a film where she is both the subject and the director, the figures grow, move and develop. Until they reach a point where Magdalena feels the composition has captured something fundamental about her perceived reality.

The end results may be highly dynamic and playful, concentrating more on the representation of motion. Or they can be far more static and thoughtful, with more focus on the use of colour and texture. Magdalena tends to stick to the abstract form for the majority of each painting, with one or two areas that become more life-like.

Mixed media

Every painting by Magdalena Morey is built up from multiple layers of acrylics, watercolours, and pastels. Morey: “I adore the potential interplays of texture, reflectivity, and colour that a mixed media approach allows me. Especially the gold leaf, often using watercolours to tint the metallic reflections. This leads to the colours changing continually with the viewer’s perspective and different lighting conditions.”

Meet Magdalena, the artist

Would you like to know more about Magdalena Morey, what drives and inspires her as an artist? Consider reading our Blog about our meeting with her in Aranjuez, Spain. Perhaps you are also interested in reading about some of our other artists, like expressionist artist Bea Garding Schubert, or Colombia-based artist, Charley Jones. Enjoy!

Commissioned work

Like Magdalena’s style but can’t find what you are looking for? Contact us for a commissioned work by this very talented artist. Alternatively, you can browse her website. Then simply contact us if you see something you like and let us do the work for you. The works will be shipped straight from the artist and you’ll receive a 10% discount off her listed price if you purchase through us.

Additional information

Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 6.5 × 6.5 × 60 in

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